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Thread #165570   Message #4005220
Posted By: Stanron
20-Aug-19 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Raggytash wrote: I thought you were discussing farms and farmlands Stanron. I presumed you would be in favour of a "laissez faire" approach.

From Encyclopaedia Britannica

Laissez-faire, (French: “allow to do”), policy of minimum governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society.

How can I be in favour of laissez-faire and leaving the EU. That would not be consistent. I am in favour of less government and that is consistent with leaving the EU.

With regard to sheep farming, laissez-faire would be change as little as possible so, as the UK pays the EU subsidy anyway, the smallest change is to continue subsidies to our sheep farms.